Charles Dye

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Charles is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer, husband and father based in Bozeman, Montana. He holds a MFA in Science and Natural History Filmmaking from Montana State University’s School of Film and Photography. Charles’ projects include BEFORE THERE WERE PARKS: YELLOWSTONE AND GLACIER THROUGH NATIVE EYES, which appeared on the primetime PBS nationwide and won two regional Emmy awards, A CAT CALLED ELVIS, about his search (with his family) for snow leopards in western Mongolia (a show which remains the #1 downloaded podcast on the Webby-award winning, and LAST OF THE GUM MEN, about Guatemala’s few remaining chicleros, which aired nationally on PBS via NETA satellite in 2003. Since 1996, Charles has mentored hundreds of young filmmakers and photographers on National Geographic Student Expeditions to countries around the world, and in programs like Seattle’s 9-1-1 Media Arts Center’s Media Underground, Reading, Pennsylvania’s BCTV FilmCamp, Tucson, Arizona’s Voices Community Stories Past and Present Project, and Montana State University’s TerraPod and Montana Apprentice Program. Charles has also taught Sound for Film in Montana State University’s School of Film and Photography. He is deeply committed to helping create media and especially public programming that broadens viewers’ perspectives and inspires belief in an ecologically considerate and multi-cultural future.